After three years together, Nonpoint and their guitarist Dave Lizzio have officially parted ways. The announcement was made yesterday by Dave himself, who announced his split from the band via an official statement you can read below:
“I know that there has recently been a lot of speculation, question, worry, and concern regarding my current position with the band. And to clarify, once and for all — I am very, very heartbroken to acknowledge that I am no longer going to be the lead guitarist for this incredible band.
“Please understand that this decision was not an easy one for myself or anyone in the band to have to deal with, but it was determined to be necessary and I completely understand why it needed to happen. The details, as you can imagine, touched a variety of professional facets and I hope you all realize that these cannot all be ‘public’ details in many cases, and I sincerely wish that you all respect that.
“I am, and always will be, on good terms with my brothers in Nonpoint and I can only hope that this new album continues to propel them even further along their musical career, morseo than ever before. I am so proud of the work we all did on this new album and I can’t wait to share it with all of you. I hope you continue to support them with the same tenacity and love you all gave me personally.”
As evidenced by the above statement; it would appear that the reasons for Lizzio’s departure from Nonpoint will likely not be made public for quite some time, but that the separation was amicable.
Nonpoint have replaced Lizzio with B.C. Kochmit (Sw1tched, Eye Empire) and are finishing work on their upcoming fall album, with a new video for “Breaking Skin” currently in production.